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Peacock Hotel

LAST UPDATE: December 2 2020

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photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
Peacock Hotel
2760-2762 Dundas Street West
Junction Area, Toronto

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Notes:

The Peacock Hotel caught fire on May 22, 2019 resulting in partial collapse of the front façade, the rear facade had collapsed earlier. The building was vacant at the time of the fire. The building was demolished entirely in the summer of 2020. Built in 1890, the Peacock Hotel is a treasured Junction landmark, designed by architect James Ellis. It replaced an earlier, 1820 Peacock Hotel on the same site.

Status:
Demolished

Year Destroyed:
2020

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Companies:
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BUILDING DATA
Type:
Commercial block

Current use:
Abandoned

Former use:
Commercial , Hotel

Heritage:
Listed

Sources:

Sources

  1. Inventory of Heritage Properties
    Author - City of Toronto
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  2. West Toronto Historical Society, Page on James Ellis Architect
    Notes - The Peacock Hotel caught fire on May 22, 2019 resulting in partial collapse of the building. The building, built in 1890 is a treasured Junction landmark, designed by architect James Ellis. It replaced an earlier, 1820 Peacock Hotel on the same site.
    The
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  3. Three-alarm fire in the Junction causes historic Peacock Hotel to partially collapse
    Author - Toronto Star Article, Temur Durrani
    Date - May 23, 2019
    Notes -
    "A “large, smoky” fire at the historical Peacock Hotel in the Junction caused the building to partially collapse and neighbouring buildings to evacuate overnight Thursday, Toronto Fire Services said.
    Fire workers arrived to a scene of &ldqu
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  4. Fire breaks out at former Peacock Hotel in the Junction
    Author - CityNews
    Notes - "Firefighters remain at the scene of a three-alarm fire at an abandoned building in the Junction neighbourhood.
    The fire broke out at the old Peacock Hotel on Dundas Street, just east of Keele Street, just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
    When emergency crews
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  5. Historic Toronto hotel was just destroyed by fire
    Author - BlogTO
    Date - May 2019
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  6. Fire ‘fully engulfed’ historic Peacock Hotel in the Junction
    Author - Temur Durrani, Toronto Star
    Date - 23 May 2019
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  7. Partial collapse at historic Peacock Hotel, building evacuated
    Author - CityNews Toronto
    Date - 20 August 2018
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  8. Firefighters battle blaze at former Peacock Hotel in the Junction
    Author - CBC News Toronto
    Date - 23 May 2019
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  9. Chrylser Motor Cars
    Author - E.L. Ruddy Company, City of Toronto Archives
    Date - 1927
    Notes - Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 2681
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  10. Peacock Hotel
    Author - James Ellis: Architect of the Junction
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  11. 2760-2762 Dundas St W (former Peacock Hotel, future redevelopment)
    Author - AlbertC, UrbanToronto Forum
    Date - 24 August 2020
    Notes -

    UrbanToronto Forum post including photographs of the demolition in progress, summer 2020.


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